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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 All About Mountains! All About Mountains! By Ian McCahon Hello! This infographic was made to teach you some things about mountains. I hope you enjoy! The Red Mountain Pass in the San Juan Mountains What are mountains, anyway? Mountains are large rock formations that form over millions of years. Well, Duh! But how are they created? There are many different kinds of mountain forms.Here are just a fewFold Mountains: These mountains form when faults or cracks in the earth's crust force some materials or blocks of rock up and others down.Dome Mountains : The result of a great amount of melted rock (magma) pushing its way up under the earth crust.Volcanic Mountains: formed when molten rock (magma) deep within the earth, erupts, and piles upon the surface. The Rocky Mountains The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles (4,830 km) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico, in the southwestern United States.Also, the Rocky Mountains were initially formed from 80 million to 55 million years ago during the Laramide orogeny, in which a number of plates began to slide underneath the North American plate. What's the biggest mountain on earth? The world's highest peak on land is Mount Everest in the Himalayas. It is 8,850.1728 m (29,036 ft) tall. Is there anything bigger than that? The tallest known mountain in the solar system is Olympus Mons, located on Mars. I have a question. How can you tell the difference between a hill and a mountain? A hill is a landform which has a distinct summit that extends above the surrounding terrain, in a limited area. The distinction between a hill and a mountain is unclear and largely subjective, but a hill is generallysomewhat lower and less steep than a mountain. In the United Kingdom it is popularly believed that theOrdnance Survey defines a "mountain" as a peak greater than 1000 feet (305 meters) above sea level. Did you know? The New Zealander Edmund Hillary andTenzing Norgay, a Nepali sherpa climber from Darjeeling, India, were the first people to successfully climb to the summit of Mount Everest References:
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